Men's Track & Field Third At New England Championship
, May 3, 2003 – Springfield College recorded its second consecutive third-place finish at the 2003 Division III New England Outdoor Track and Field Championship on Saturday at Bates College’s Russell Street Track and Field Complex
Springfield College senior Jon Notary (Bethlehem, Pa.)
took first in the 400-meter dash with a time of 49.43. Sophomore All-American Blake Gulino (Old Saybrook, Conn.)
took first in the long jump with a distance of 22 feet, 11 ¼ inches, and senior Michael Heitkamp (Orwell, Vt.)
won the discus (191 feet, 6 inches) and javelin (188 feet).
MIT won its seventh New England team championship, but first since 1990. Williams finished second, followed by Springfield College, Bowdoin College and Bates College.
Head Coach Ken Klatka
, an associate professor of physical education
at Springfield College, will enter his 38th season as head
coach, and 44th as a coach overall, of the men’s track and field program in 2013-2014. He ranks
among the nation’s most successful coaches, with an
overall record of 447 wins, 156 losses, and two ties for
an impressive .743 winning percentage. In 2011, Klatka was inducted into the Springfield College Athletic Hall of Fame.
Contact Head Coach Ken Klatka
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